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We remember when this was all fields, and lived a furtive life of dial-up modems and dodgy newsgroups. Tell us about how you came to love the internets.

(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 11:56)
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Like most people, I guess
Local ISP where we had to pay 15 a month plus the cost of the phone call, 28.8k modem, first search (on Yahoo! obviously): porn.

Back then, when I wanted to go to hotmail, I would always search for it through Yahoo, then click on what it found, for fear of accidentally stumbling across some virus-riden site that would take over my computer... or , more to the point, a site that would download a dialer for an 0898 number.

This must have been 1993 or so. My wife still does the "type the site I want in the search engine" thing, only with Google...
(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 13:38, closed)
To be fair though...
The 'type the site you want into the search engine' thing normally works out quicker for me.

I want to update the firmware on my phone or look up a specific guitar on a website, I type into google the sites name and the page I want, it takes me straight there, no faffing about searching through infinite menu's of outdated nokias on their support site or page or trying to remember which series of similar guitars the one I want belongs to.
(, Fri 23 Mar 2012, 9:45, closed)

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